Urban Planning

Oct. 27, 2020

Lecture Series Recap and Video: Tamika L. Butler on the Practice of Equitable Planning

Tamika L. Butler focuses on shining a light on inequality, inequity and social justice. In this CAPLA lecture, she challenges the audience of students, academics and urban planning professionals to consider the equitability and impact their planning decisions have on marginalized communities.

MS Urban Planning students Oct. 6, 2020

UArizona Urban Planning Graduate Student Project Helps City of Tucson Address Displacement Risk, Wins State Planning Award

Students from the CAPLA’s MS Urban Planning program have been recognized by the American Planning Association Arizona chapter for their work with the City of Tucson on planning and policy responses to displacement and gentrification.

Middle housing: rowhouses in Brooklyn, New York. Oct. 2, 2020

New Kid in Town: Missing Middle Housing

There’s a new urban development concept in town—it’s called missing middle housing. And Arthur C. Nelson, CAPLA professor of urban planning and real estate development, had a big part in making it happen, showcased in the new book Missing Middle Housing: Thinking Big and Building Small to Respond to Today's Housing Crisis.

Sept. 25, 2020

Lecture Series Recap and Video: Brandon Herman on Lessons from a Career Rover

Brandon Herman '12 MS Planning '14 MLA is a certified professional planner and licensed landscape architect. He joined CAPLA for a virtual lecture titled "Changing Course: Lessons from a Career Rover," and spoke to& CAPLA students about alternative career paths that they may have not yet considered. 

Three visitors stand in the temporary Parking Day parklet on Tucson's Fourth Avenue Sept. 25, 2020

Park(ing) Day 2020: Physically Distanced but Socially Connected

Park(ing) Day 2020, an annual worldwide event that encourages landscape architects, community members and students to transform metered parking spaces into temporary parklets, brought together MLA and BLA student's for CAPLA's project on Tucson's 4th Avenue.

Lena Porell Sept. 24, 2020

Job Searching in the COVID Era: Lena Porell '20 MS Urban Planning

Despite the challenges presented by job hunting during a global pandemic, Lena Porell '20 MS Urban Planning recently moved across the country to Providence, Rhode Island to start her career as a staff planner.

Nicole Iroz-Elardo Sept. 21, 2020

Transportation, Health Equity and Social Justice in Regional Transportation Planning

What can fine-scale spatial modeling of health impacts from long-range transportation plans do to support racial and social justice? More than you may realize, according to CAPLA’s Nicole Iroz-Elardo, assistant research professor of planning.

Pedestrian crossing sign Sept. 3, 2020

Planning Associate Professor Arlie Adkins Discusses Pedestrian Fatalities in Arizona NPR Feature

Arlie Adkins, CAPLA associate professor of urban planning, provides insight on the pre-pandemic increase in pedestrian deaths in an August 28, 2020 Arizona Public Media (NPR) story in The Buzz titled "Revising the Danger to pedestrians in Tucson."

Sedona, Arizona Sept. 1, 2020

As Rural Western Towns Grow, So Do Their Planning Challenges

A new study by Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Planning Philip Stoker examines the planning challenges that residents and officials in the rural mountain American West have been watching unfold for years at "gateway communities."

Philip Stoker and his dog Scraps Aug. 18, 2020

Multidisciplinary Research Guides Teaching: Philip Stoker, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Planning

Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Planning Philip Stoker joined CAPLA in 2016. He researches how cities and neighborhoods can be designed and planned so that they have fewer negative environmental impacts.

Aerial view of subdivision Aug. 11, 2020

Study Predicts Millions of Unsellable Homes Could Upend Market

CAPLA Professor Arthur C. Nelson's recently published research undermines the classic "big promise" in homeownership: that a home, after it's paid off, can be sold for a retirement nest egg.

Las Vegas sign Aug. 7, 2020

CAPLA Professor Ladd Keith Discusses Urban Heat Islands in Las Vegas Review-Journal Article

Planning and Sustainable Built Environments Assistant Professor Ladd Keith was quoted in a recent Las Vegas Review-Journal article on urban heat islands and how heat and coronavirus bring a double threat to vulnerable populations.

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